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Larry Gockley

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Defoliated dragon retusa
« on: August 20, 2009, 03:12 PM »
Well I finally defoliated the dragon. It took me an hour. The pics are different angles, front side, back and from above.
 

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Re: Defoliated dragon retusa
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2009, 03:23 PM »
This picture is taken three days later, after I wired and trimmed a bit. I need to finish wiring some of the tips at a later date because I need some 1mm wire.  Not much was done to the apex. I removed some branches but will wait 'til it has leaves again to carve some tapir into it. With new leaves,  the cuts will heal faster. I'm also not ruling out removing the top branches, as new, smaller ones come in.  I like to leave tasks to do at a later date, part of the fun of doing bonsai. I expect to see new buds within a week. I hope!  Larry
 

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Re: Defoliated dragon retusa
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2009, 04:48 PM »
Hi Larry,

I am just wondering if you have any plan in taking out the large circling root at the base of this tree, i  find it a little distracting when you follow the movement of the roots going down to the soil level.


Eric
 

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Re: Defoliated dragon retusa
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2009, 09:25 PM »
Hi Eric. Actually, I'm not sure if that circling root is in fact a root or an extension of the trunk. But to answer your question, I don't believe I could remove it safely, and besides, it's the dragons tail. LOL  Larry
 

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Re: Defoliated dragon retusa
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2013, 06:52 AM »
Larry,
  Can we get an update when you get back from fighting Sasquatch?

I hope you still have it!

Thanks

Sorce